#GivingTuesday To New Village Arts

by The Editors on November 28, 2017

Giving Tuesday is your chance to support nonprofit organizations during the holiday shopping season. As you consider your holiday giving, we at New Village Arts hope that you will help our garden grow by donating any amount you are able.

As an added thank you, if you donate at least $20 before December 25, you will be entered into a raffle to win a private concert with Paul Eddy, who played Buddy Holly in BUDDY – THE BUDDY HOLLY STORY.

Your donations will go to support our Education & Outreach Programming (including Mindful Theatre, a new improvisation-based program for individuals living with Alzheimer’s and dementia), our bilingual outreach program Teatro Pueblo Nuevo, and to support the remainder of Season Seventeen’s productions. For more details, please click the link.

[Link: New Village Arts Theatre]

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Card For A Cause: Boys & Girls Clubs

by The Editors on November 28, 2017

The La Costa 35 Athletic Club, a local nonprofit organization, hosted its 7th Annual Texas Hold ‘Em Poker Tournament on November 4, benefiting the Boys & Girls Clubs of Carlsbad.

Begun in 2011 as a way to give back to the community, first poker tournament was held at the then under construction Bressi Ranch Boys & Girls Clubhouse. The event sold out the past several years, so organizers moved it to the Rancho Santa Fe Motor Club and Storage – which boasts 15,000 feet of warehouse space along with an incredible array of classic and antique cars. Since its inception, the event has nearly tripled in attendance and raised over $250,000.

For the official word from the Boys & Girls Clubs of Carlsbad, please follow the jump.

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Hillary Duff Lights Up Legoland

by The Editors on November 28, 2017

Award-winning actress and singer Hilary Duff helped Santa pull the switch to light the world’s largest LEGO® Christmas tree at Legoland California Resort during the 15th annual tree lighting ceremony in Carlsbad, California last night (Monday, November 27, 2017).

“We feel so fortunate to be at LEGOLAND California Resort, “ said Duff. “We spent the whole day with family and close friends and this is definitely one of our favorite places. We had the best stay at Legoland Hotel and now Luca wants to know why his room at home can’t look like the pirate bunk bed room at the hotel!”

At the ceremony, Legoland California Resort donated $10,000 on Duff’s behalf to Baby2Baby, which provides low-income children ages 0-12 years with diapers, clothing and other basic necessities. By distributing to non-profit partner organizations including homeless and domestic violence shelters, Head Start programs, foster care programs and children’s hospitals, Baby2Baby will serve more than 150,000 children in Los Angeles this year and tens of thousands more across the country through the Baby2Baby National Network.

For the official word from Legoland, please follow the jump.

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Happy Thanksgiving, Carlsbadistan!

by The Editors on November 23, 2017

We have a lot to be thankful for this year and we hope you do to. Family, friends, and a beautiful place to call home. What more can we ask for? Grateful.

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The Secret Garden At NVA Theatre

by The Editors on November 16, 2017

Critics and audiences agree, The Secret Garden is magical. Tickets are still available for one of the New Village Arts Theatre’s finest performances of the year. For more info and to purchase tickets, please click the link.

[Link: New Village Arts]

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The Forum Makes It Snow In Carlsbad

by The Editors on November 13, 2017

On Saturday, November 25, 2017 from 6 – 9 PM The Forum Carlsbad will celebrate their 15th Annual Lighting of the Forum with complimentary refreshments, a stage show by the Crown City Bombers, magical snowfall, a performance by the La Costa Canyon High School Marching Band, and the arrival of Santa Claus on a horse drawn sleigh. Joy in the fun and holiday merry making. For all the details, please follow the jump.

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Lancer Dancers Annual Holiday Showcase

by The Editors on November 9, 2017

Carlsbad High School’s 12-time National Champion varsity dance team, the Lancer Dancers, will be performing in their annual holiday dance Showcase Thursday, Dec. 7 through Saturday, Dec. 9, on campus at the Carlsbad Cultural Arts Center. The shows begin at 7 p.m. Thursday-Saturday and a Saturday matinee is also offered at 2 p.m.

“This special annual program is a great opportunity for family, friends and the community to experience firsthand the elite level of talent the Lancer Dancers work so diligently to achieve,” said Lancer Dancers Booster Club President, Terez Anderson, whose daughter is on the team. “The girls have been working very hard in recent months to perfect their own routines and refine the choreography for the Junior Lancer Dancers in preparation for Showcase.”

For all the official details, pleased follow the jump.

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Legoland’s Best Park Being Built In New York

by The Editors on October 30, 2017

Legoland, the Denny’s of amusement parks, is reportedly building its “most expensive park ever” in the town of Goshen, New York according to a story in Travel and Leisure.

The park will have a 250-room hotel filled with hundreds of Lego models and millions of Lego bricks, beloved Lego characters, and themed Lego zones to enjoy. . . Visitors will also find more than 50 rides, shows, and attractions, including Legoland Driving School, where kids can learn how to drive a Lego car.

Sound familiar? Yes. And we thought Carlsbad’s would be the only one in North America. Merlin Entertainments appears to be putting them in everywhere now. This one will cost a reported $350 million. We can’t wait to visit. Can you?

[Link: Travel and Leisure]

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Bluewater Grill Opens Carlsbad Location

by The Editors on October 30, 2017

Chain seafood restaurant Bluewater Grill has finally opened their Carlsbad location, in the old Fish House Vera Cruz location at 417 Carlsbad Village Drive, according to story on NBC San Diego.

The menu offers sustainable seafood and shellfish – some of it caught off the California Coast by the restaurant’s harpoon fishing boat, Pilikia. . . Lunch and dinner menus created by Chef Art Garcia feature up to 40 varieties of fish. . . The restaurant also will offer a kids menu certified by the National Restaurant Association’s Kids Live Well program.

Bluewater operates their own swordfish harpoon boat, Pilikia, and serves “the finest quality locally harpooned swordfish in season,” according to their website. “Our fish is always the most pristine quality available, and we purchase directly from fisherman, in season, at the peak of quality and freshness.”

We’re looking forward to checking it out soon.

[Link: NBC San Diego]

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There A New Islands In Carlsbad

by The Editors on October 11, 2017

Carlsbad, California based surf burger and bar chain Islands is celebrating 35 years in business with the opening of their newest restaurant at The Shoppes At Carlsbad (formerly known as the Westfield Mall) at the corner of Highway 78 and El Camino Real.

“The Islands team is incredibly proud to be opening at The Shoppes at Carlsbad,” said Michael Smith, president of Islands Restaurants. “Carlsbad is our home base, and it means a lot to open our 10th San Diego location here, especially as we celebrate our 35th anniversary this year.”

Looks like Oceanside will finally get their chance at an almost local Islands Restaurant. The new location opens on Tuesday, October 31, 2017. For the official word from Islands, please follow the jump.

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